Day 1, October 31

Dear Friends—We are sorry about not sending updates more regularly. A reading of the next three emails will explain why. We were all up early to take some of the last relaxing showers for the next 10 days. Quick breakfast, topped off the water tanks, other final tweaks and we left our slip at Sun(…)

Read More

Prelude to the Baja Ha Ha

Dear Friends—you are among the lucky few to receive what we hope will be daily communications from the sailing vessel Harmony. Our C&C 40 sailboat is part of a fleet of 150 boats headed to Cabo San Lucas starting tomorrow, October 31. The intrepid crew consists of Skipper Melody Kanschat, Barbara Morris, Avghi Constantdinides, Jeannea(…)

Read More

October Meeting Speaker – Marilyn Cassedy

On October 11 our speaker will be Marilyn Cassedy who captained a team for the second annual “Race to Alaska”. The (no engine) regatta covers 750 miles of coastal British Columbia up the inside passage from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK, and truly tested their team’s skills as sailors. Marilyn’s talk will cover their(…)

Read More

September Meeting Speaker – Denise George

On September 13 our speaker will be Denise George from Denison Yacht Sales speaking on everything you need to know about buying or selling a boat. Denise has been boating since she was 12, starting out on small runabouts and the family cabin cruiser on Lake St. Clair, Michigan. She relocated to MdR in the(…)

Read More

WOW/WAH This Weekend!

There is still time to participate! Click here for more information. The WOW/WAH organizers would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to the WOW/WAH raffle: Body Energizers C&O Trattoria California Yacht Club Charlotte Tarantola Del Rey Yacht Club Fresh Brothers Pizza Massage Envy NAOS Yachts Overland Cafe Tony P’s Dockside Grill(…)

Read More

August Meeting Speaker – Greg Himes & Jen Huszcza

Our speakers will be Greg Himes and Jen Huszcza. Greg is an ASA certified sailing instructor and USCG certified captain. He is a charter captain and sailing instructor at Blue Pacific Boating in Marina del Rey. He has done five Baja Ha-Has and has cruised in Mexico for nine seasons. Jen Huszcza has been a(…)

Read More

June Meeting Speaker – Colby Smith

For the June meeting, Colby Smith will speak to WSA about the history of navigation and his experience as a volunteer for the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s TopSail Youth Program. The TopSail Youth Program exposes at-risk and educationally challenged inner city youth to a world beyond their communities by teaching them to sail aboard the(…)

Read More

May Meeting Speaker – Bill McNeely

In May, Bill McNeely will speak on sailing Catalina Island. Bill is a dynamic speaker, author of the standard Catalina Island cruising guide Cruising Catalina Island, and “star” of the DVD’s Cast Off for Catalina and Cast Off for Mexico. He will have you craving to sail all the islands, especially Catalina. In this talk,(…)

Read More

April Meeting Speaker – Judy-Rae Karlson

April’s speaker will be Judy-Rae Karlsen, Program Director of the “Sea Gals” Women’s Sailing Program on the Catalina 37 fleet. Judy-Rae, who learned to sail in Chicago on Lake Michigan, has lived in Long Beach since 1999. She is an honorary member of LBYC and has served on the Board of Directors of the Long(…)

Read More